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Recipes for a Perfect Marriage

by Kate Kerrigan

eBooks of the Month Relationship Stories

LoveReading View on Recipes for a Perfect Marriage

An enchanting, richly informative and perceptive novel which challenges the modern ideal of romantic love as a given and ponders whether true love can really be learned.

Recipes for a Perfect Marriage Synopsis

'They say there is no such thing as a perfect marriage. A perfect marriage is one where two people live together for most of their lives until death separates them. What there is is no such thing as is an easy marriage.'

New York food writer Tressa returns from honeymoon worried that she has married her impossibly handsome new husband Dan out of panic rather than love.

In 1930’s Ireland, her grandmother, Bernardine, has wed James, the quiet and unexciting local schoolteacher after her family is unable to raise a dowry to allow her to marry her true love, Michael.

On her own wedding day, Tressa is offered her grandmother's diaries and hidden in the pages finds unexpected comfort, learning - amongst the timeless recipes for jam, soda bread and rhubarb tart - of an age old narrative about grandparents, her mother, and ultimately herself. And soon she realises that she has been given a true gift, for what she discovers is how to capture the perfect marriage.

Recipes for a Perfect Marriage Press Reviews

'This story is written with so much heart, its beat is palpable in every word on every page.'
Cecilia Ahern

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ISBN: 9780330419116
Publication date: 02/06/2006
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781405053310
Publication date: 05/08/2005
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781405053310
Publication date: 5th August 2005
Author: Kate Kerrigan
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback
Genres: eBook Favourites, Relationship Stories,
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About Kate Kerrigan

London reared of Irish parents Kate Kerrigan worked as a leading magazine editor in London before moving to Dublin, Ireland in 1990. She is currently a full-time writer and lives in the historic village of Killala in County Mayo on the West coast of Ireland with her husband and two sons. Author photo © Niall Kerrigan

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